Finding fresh, relevant, and cost-effective teaching materials for adult learners has always been challenging and time-consuming, not to mention the time spent developing the lessons themselves. This offering is a self-paced, lightly facilitated online course on exploring, finding, and using free and open access as teaching and learning materials for your classroom.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- ABE and ESOL instructors and tutors.
Open educational resources (OERs) can help you as an educator by giving you access to an abundance of customizable, free, and convenient resources to integrate into lessons. OERs include any educational materials that are openly licensed, including lesson plans, games, textbooks, audio, and videos. Learn where to find these resources and how to adapt them to your students' and classroom needs.
This course is 5 professional development hours, including assignments.
CCR Standards anchor standards addressed:
- Writing anchor 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoid plagiarism.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Define the term 'open educational resources'
- Describe two purposes of OERs
- Locate two OERs and sites
- Find two ways in which using OERs will save time and enhance your current teaching materials
- Basic Internet and computer skills
- Internet access